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hours, rupert murdoch will face parliament. we're live in london. >> no break in the debt ceiling talks but the white house insists that backstage progress is being made to reach a deal before the august 2nd default deadline on this "american morning." >>> good morning to you. thank you for being with us. 6:00 a.m. in new york this morning. tuesday, july 19th. i was hearing that in parts of iowa the heat index felt like 130 yesterday. it's been brutal out there. >> even this morning on the east coast, it felt different. it felt hotter. we'll be covering that. >>> we're watching that and millions are watching with a worldwide media empire hanging in the balance rupert murdoch is just hours away from facing his defining moment. in less than four hours, murdoch, his son and former top newspaper executive will appear before the british parliament. >> they will be asked what they knew about this phone hacking scandal that's growing wider by the day. it's threatening to take down news corp and perhaps murdoch himself. >> and the question is what they are going to be called upon to explain, wh
, >>> on the broadcast tonight, the most humble day of rupert murdoch's life, he says, but then he went on to say he does not accept blame for the hacking scandal and then he was hit by a pie in the face. then his wife struck the attacker. a wild day in the scandal consuming his media empire. >>> what do you want? that group of people in washington mulling over a new plan to avoid economic armageddon, that's one thing. tonight, in our nbc news poll, what the voters want to see come out of it. >>> it's hot and getting hotter for millions tonight. what's behind the dynamic they're calling the heat dome. >>> and making a difference, by honoring americans who never should have been forgotten. "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. while rupert murdoch is an american citizen, the head of a media empire that is well known and widely watched here, the current scandal involving his company is mostly unraveling in great britain where he's already shut down one newspaper. where we know people's cell phones were hacked and where today, murdoch and his son and form
and powerful on behalf of her boss and mentor, rupert murdoch. brooks first came to news international as a secretary at "news of the world." she quickly developed a reputation for her tenacity as a journalist, reportedly once disguising herself as a cleaning lady to scoop a competitor. described as both ruthless and charming, she was soon the youngest editor of the "news of the world," and shortly after "the sun," both named by murdoch's news international. she spearheaded a controversial campaign to, quote, name and shame alleged pedophiles, publishing their names and addresses in the paper. as the editor of "the sun," brooks testified to parliament that her paper had paid police officers for information. and it was under her editorship that the "news of the world" allegedly paid a private investigator to hack into the voicemail messages of millie doweller, the 13-year-old girl murdered in britain whose investigation and court case made front page headlines. those allegations did not come to light until almost a decade later, after brooks had scaled the corporate ladder to become chi
>>> good evening. while rupert murdoch is an american citizen, the head of a media empire that is well known and widely watched here, the current scandal involving his company is mostly unraveling in great britain where he's already shut down one newspaper. where we know people's cell phones were hacked and where today, murdoch and his son and former employee faced members of parliament in a hearing. both murdochs tried to stay above the fray and then the fray came to them in the form of a guy with a cream pie aimed right at the face of the patriarch. it was that kind of day. it's been that kind of scandal. we begin our reporting here tonight with nbc's stephanie gosk in london, stephanie, good evening. >> reporter: good evening. brian. the police were armed with machine guns outside the front doors of parliament today, a good indication it was not going to be business as usual. many here in london said today that this was one of the most important days in parliament's history. the murdochs made a business out of covering the story. today, they were the story. the man who runs the seco
who headed his british newspapers, rebecca brooks, often referred to as rupert murdoch's surrogate daughter, is arrested. hour later, another shocker. the head of the same department that arrested brooks falls victim to the same widening scandal. >> i have taken this decision as a consequence of the ongoing speculation and accusations relating to the mets links with news international at a senior level, and in particular in relation to mr. neal wallace, who as you know was arrested in connection with operation wheating last week. >> what brought sir paul stephenson down? his dealings with neal wallace, who had once been an executive editor of the "news of the world" paper. and that brings us to rebecca brooks. at the top of the murdoch food chain, and possibly the linchpin in an unfolding drama already ensharing britain's corridors of power. brooks is answering police questions. >> reporter: in the cozy world of british politics and media, rebecca brooks was at its very center. she wined and dined the rich and powerful on behalf of her boss and mentor, rupert murdoch. brooks first
parliament today in connection with that tabloid phone-hacking scandal. a day after rupert murdoch denied any knowledge of wrongdoing. his testimony interrupted by a protester with a pie. >>> and swept away. three hikers feared dead after reportedly getting caught in a dangerous current and pulled over a big waterfall at yosemite national park. and searchers are out looking for their bodies today wednesday, july 20th, 2011. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >> announcer: live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> and good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a wednesday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> and i'm ann curry. as you see, it's 76 degrees already at 7:00 a.m. here in new york city. and new york is one of 32 states under a heat advisory warning today. >> i think you can see that shot from above, the haze that's hanging over the city. apparently a lot of the country is trapped inside what people are calling a heat dome. inside that dome temperatures in the 90s and 100s in areas that aren't used to getting that hot. now you throw humidity on top of that, and there is simpl
the united states may plunge into financial crisis. plu, media mogul rupert murdoch is just hours away from being grilled and lambasteds by british law makers and now a whistleblower in the growing phone hackl scandal reportedly is dead. and a 77-year-old man defends his home and family from an intruder with a gun. stand by for the dramatic story. that's even more compelling because -- get this -- he's a member of the united states congress. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> the u.s. defaulting on its debt for the first time in history? we can't state it enough, this has enormous consequences for all of us, and time is quickly running out to prevent what the president calls armageddon. let's check in with kate baldwin. she's standing by with the latest. where do the negotiations stand right now? >> the two top republicans in the house. no official readout from the white house, but president obama says we are making progress when asked today by reporters how the debt talks were going when he was leaving an event in the rose garden. on the part of speaker boehner, a spokes
. >>> rupert murdoch, deep into a scandal in britain and now here in the united states. the fbi now investigating alleged phone hacking as murdoch prepares to face angry members of parliament. >>> plus, most americans have never heard of him, but he can instill fear in republican lawmakers who even think about raising taxes. i'll talk to grover norquist about america's debt and his own clout. >>> and what jurors were thinking when they cleared casey anthony of murder. one member of the panel now breaking her silence about the verdict that is letting anthony go free this weekend. >>> i want to welcome our viewers in the united states and around the world. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> one of the world's biggest media empires in crisis now. rupert murdoch publicly apologizing for serious wrongdoing and is now the front tabloid, the news of the world. the new ad in british newspapers coming days before he and his son are scheduled to face members of parliament. our correspondent brian todd and allan chernoff are standing by. first to london and our senior corres
. >>> humble pie, rupert murdoch is grilled on his role in the phone hacking scandal after a protester makes a headline grabbing attack. >>> and no parking, a canadian car owner learns the hard way to pay attention to the sign. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning, everybody. thanks for joining us. i'm betty nguyen. this morning the debt showdown in washington is focused on a bipartisan senate plan that is gaining legs on capitol hill and the white house. the program calls for deep budget cuts and new revenues. joel brown is in washington with the latest on this. good morning, joel. >> betty, good morning. in this week's long battle over raising the debt limit, optimism has been hard to come by. that seemed to change yesterday, at least in the senate. we so you sam republicans, some democrats, some liberals, some conservatives negotiating a deal. >> it's time to get down to the business of actually solving this problem and i think we now are seeing the potential for a bipartisan consensus. >> reporter: president obama may invite congressional leaders back to the white house, now that th
rupert murdoch grilled while his wife wendi jumped to his offense from a pie-throwing prankster live on london for the latest. >>> american airlines announces $85 billion blan to buy a praned new fleet of planbrand-new flee planes. >>> deal or no deal. new hope on those deadlock washington budget talks as a possible break through plan and even some republicans are praising. tell you what it is and what it means for your wallet "early" this wednesday morning, july 20th, 2011. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning. welcome to "the early show" on wednesday, july 20th. i'm chris wragge. >> i'm rebecca jarvis. erica hill is off this morning. >>> britain's tabloid scandal, prime minister david cameron faces questions in parliament today why he hired a former "news of the woshled" editor connected to phone hacking. our own jeff glor has made his way to london for the very latest on the scandal that seems to grow day by day. jeff, good morning. >> reporter: chris, good morning to you from london. you mentioned some developments this morning. david cameron, right now, addressing the scand
much. happy friday to you. >>> coming up next, rupert murdoch's not having such a great friday. his grand apology tour and the big shakeup in his empire. >>> here at home some shocking facts about all that hype of violent crime on the u.s.-mexico border. "a usa today" exclusive paints a "a usa today" exclusive paints a very different picture.y? well, v8 v-fusion juice gives you a full serving of vegetables, plus a full serving of fruit. but it just tastes like fruit. and try our deliciously refreshing v8 v-fusion + tea. ♪ but it just ♪ tes like fruit. ♪ ♪ introducing purina one beyond a new food for your cat or dog. he needs some gellin'. yeahhhhhhh. gellin' is like having a teeny tiny foot masseuse in your shoe. you like ? nice ! dr. scholl's massaging gel insoles. outrageous comfort, all-day long. say i'm missing england. i type in e-n-g... and he gives me a variety of options. would you like to have a look at a map, my lad? ah, why not? shall we check on the status of your knighthood? yes. again? yes, again, please! thank you. with my digital manservant, i'll never be ho
, the latest to take a very public lashing as the scandal that's rocked billionaire rupert murdoch widens. prime minister cameron had hired one of murdoch's top editors and made him a close aide. well, today, lawmakers sounded off about it and loudly. abc's jeffrey kofman is in london. >> reporter: the british, they are so polite. except when it comes to politics. >> the reply that he sent -- >> reporter: that's david cameron, the british prime minister. >> you know -- >> reporter: today, facing 138 withering questions from the opposition. >> he just doesn't get it. >> reporter: no american president gets subjected to a verbal pounding like this. >> he should apologize for the catastrophic error of judgment he made. >> reporter: the issue? is cameron too close to rupert murdoch and his now tainted company? >> it shows my staff behaved entirely properly. >> reporter: they call this a debate. >> order! >> reporter: but to the speaker of the house, it is, well, childish. >> calm themselves, keep on an even keel. it's better for their health and for the house. >> reporter: this scandal may no
was one of the first people arrested over the hacking scandal within rupert murdoch's media empire. >> with 20/20 hindsight and all that has followed, would i not have offered him the job, and i expect that he wouldn't have taken it. >> cameron says he regrets his decision to hire coulson and once again denies claims that his staff tried to stop an investigation into the phone hacking. more live from london with the latest. so does this get the heat off of the prime minister? >> reporter: well, tamron, it's been an incredibly difficult day for david cameron, but the consensus here in the uk is that he dealt with it pretty well. he tackled the question of why he hired andy coulson, the former editor of "news of the world" as his communications director and he didn't exactly apologi apologize. he said, of course, i regret it and i'm sorry for the furor it's called. >> the opposition leader didn't like what he said saying it showed him a catastrophic error in judgment but as a counter if it had ever come to light that andy coulson had lied to him and was found guilty of anything to de
the "news of the world" hacking scandal is the talk of the nation. both political parties say rupert murdoch should drop his bid to buy a major satellite broadcaster. prime minsters david cameron wants an inquiry. they've called for murdoch, his son james and a former editor of the newspaper to testify before parliament this week. >> there are an awful lot of questions as to why this continued for so long, who authorized it, the extent of the activity, not just now, but also, we understand in other international newspapers, possibly even wider. there are an awful lot of questions that have to be addressed. >>> the scandal has torpedoed shares in murdoch's company. news corp's shares are down 14% since july 4th. >>> police in florida arrested a plan they think shot and killed a priest. apparently the suspect made the manhunt pretty seize zi. jeremy mariani gunned down the priest at a beach house in mississippi, stole the money and the car and took the family to disney world. the s.w.a.t. team nabbed him outside of world. >>> quickly, let's talk about the alleged tucson gunman, loughner. a fe
're sorry but also very unaware. rupert murdoch's arrival mirrored many of his recent public appearances, mobbed by photographers. following two weeks of scandal centered around his british newspapers he took his seat, his son james by his side, wife wendy behind him. within seconds the veteran public performer grabbed the headlines with one of pre-prepared lines. >> this is the most humble day of my life. >> reporter: over two hours british parliamentarians tried to establish precisely what and when the murdochs knew about allegations in "news of the world" of widespread phone hacking and police bribery, allegations that have already seen this british tabloid institution shuttered and claimed the job of murdoch's ceo rebeckah brooks and london's police chief. he did not give way to knowledge, both rupert and james saying they simply didn't know what was happening. then theater momentarily turned to farce. a protester from the public gallery tried to slam a foam pie into murdoch's face. he might have gotten closer had it not been the swift response and powerful right hook of murdoch's wi
that saw media mogul rupert murdoch grilled while his wife wendy jumped to an attack from a pie throwing prankster. live to london for the latest. >>> american airlines announces an $85 billion plan to buy a brand new fleet of planes. what it could mean for the economy and jobs in the united states. >>> deal or new deal? new hope for the budget talks. a possible break-through plan, president obama, even some republicans are praising. what it could mean for your wallet "early" this wednesday morning, july 20th, 2011. captioning funded by cbs >> good morning, welcome to "the early show" here on wednesday, july 20th, i'm chris wragge. >> i'm rebecca jarvis. erica hill is off this morning. >>> prime minister david cameron faces questions in parliament over where he hired a former news editor from a newspaper that faces questions over phone hacking. jeff, good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you from london. david come ron addressing the scandal as it appears to be getting closer and closer to his office. >> over the past two weeks a torrent of revelations and allegations has engulfed s
again to strike a deal to raise the debt limb. media mogul rupert murdoch is summoned in to face lawmakers who are investigating phone hackers within his media empire. i'm wolf blitzer in "the situation room." all right, bargaining over america's debt under way right now. president obama went into the fourth round of talks in recent days, upping the ante. he's suggesting that failure to reach a deal by the august 2 deadline could immediately cost many americans who rely on a government check to get by. they're meeting inside the west wing as we speak. what's the latest. >> as we speak, wolf, this is really the first time we've heard the president specifically illustrate consequences that will make many americans ears perk up. this as this meeting continues. no cameras allowed today for a photo opportunity as president obama talks with the top eight democrats and republicans in the house and senate is an impasse over tax increases continues. >> as an impasse over tax increases continues. president obama illustrated a nightmare scenario where social security payments stop going out
media scandals straight, please? >> if you blinked today, you'd miss something. if rupert murdoch thought getting to the weekend and closing down the news of the world the sunday tabloid read by about 5 million people in this country was going to draw a line in this scandal, he was sorrily mistaken. news today that the prime minister, the former prime minister, gordon brown, may have had information by reporters not from the news of the world, in fact, but from another paper in the same stable of newspapers, that is the news international family. i've just got a tweet from -- from his wife, sara, who said so sad to learn all i am about my family's privacy. it's very personal and really hurt if it's all true. now, the allegations are that reporters from the sunday times newspaper may have tried to get information from his accountants and his banks and tried to get medical records on one of his sons who sadly has cystic fibrosis. really a quite dreadful and scandalous part of a big scandal. wasn't just the biggest guy out there today who may be a victim of this targeting. charles an
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to elton john, first singing and then delivering a message of personal thanks. >>> rupert murdoch built a media empire on the power of selling a scandal but now it's his mighty news corporation that is under siege from london to washington. a prominent u.s. senator jay rockefeller wants to know if u.s. citizens fell victim to sleazy or illegal news gathering so he is calling for an investigation amid reports that victims of the 9/11 attacks are among the nearly 4,000 people who had their phones hacked. the outrage is crushing. over the past week, the media giant has lost nearly $7 billion in market value. and the political damage is mounting. today, britain's prime minister meets with the family of a murdered little girl after a murdoch newspaper allegedly hacked her cell phone to gain an edge on that story. actor hugh grant who is both a vocal critic of murdoch and a frequent target of him explains why all of us in the u.s. should even care. >> rupert murdoch does own an enormous amount of your media with fox news and the fox station and 20th century fox pictures and et cetera. and som
, what happened was awful, but not my fault. rupert murdoch tells parliament he's not responsible for the phone hacking debacle that tarnished his media umpire. some of his staff staffers are punching back. >>> an angry president obama said the debt talks collapsed on friday right after "the new york times" said the two sides were close to a deal. is the president being spun in this budget brinksmanship which continues today. an online report about michele bachmann suffering from frequent migraines become as headache for her campaign. would that story be written about a man? >> yank uighar quits because he says the network told him to tone it down. he'll be here and he won't be toning it down. this is "reliable sources." >>> he looked well, 80 years old as he sat in the witness chair and hall tingly answered the questions. rupert murdoch says he runs a big company and couldn't be expected to know the details of illegal conduct at one london tabloid or precisely how it was covered up. the chief executive of news corp. went out of his way to down play his influence. >> sometimes i w
for joining us. >>> rupert murdoch facing new allegations of slesing reporting tactics. two more of his newspapers engulfed in scandal. live images now as two crew members from the international space station begin a lengthy list of chores. >>> cia plot revealed in the chase of osama bin laden. we will tell you about the fake vaccination drive to collect dna samples. >>> we begin this morning with the most powerful media empirs in the world rocked by a scandal that grows deeper and wider. two more of rupert murdoch's newspapers in great britain now face their own accusations of appallinging wrong doing. their report target no less than the royal family and a former prime minister. in fact, gordon brown says the paper had links to criminals in order to hack into his bank accounts. and the medical records of his seriously ill son. meanwhile, members of parliament are demanding tough answers from police. how do they not uncover a hacking conspiracy that could mushroom to thousands of victims? let's get the latest from rivers live in london. they are asking murdoch and his son to testify? >
foss rupert murdoch. will they get answers when he and their son appeared before parliament next week. why won't republicans take what they can get in debt talks. i'll ask paul ryan about this game of chicken that's making so many americans sick. [ male announcer ] to the seekers of things which are one of a kind. the authentic, the rare, the hard to define. to those always searching for what's pure and what's real from we who believe we know just how you feel. haagen-dazs. vietnam, 1967. i got mine in iraq, 2003. u.s.a.a. auto insurance is often handed down from generation to generation, because it offers a superior level of protection and because u.s.a.a.'s commitment to serve the military, veterans, and their families is without equal. begin your legacy. get an auto insurance quote. u.s.a.a. we know what it means to serve. >>> casey anthony will be released from jail on sunday. as a free woman, she'll reportedly live in a secret location, likely under a new name, and according to some reports, she's being advised to dramatically change her appearance while her lawyers are aware of
attacks almost a decade ago. nbc's anabel reports on the demise. >> reporter: rupert murdoch arrived in london to oversee the crisis threatening his media empire in britain. on the road to his headquarters he enjoyed one last read of the newspaper he closed down last week. "thank you and good-bye" screamed the front page. it was britain's biggest selling paper with an unbeaten record for exposing corruption but the tables have turned and it is now being investigated following allegations of police bribery and widespread hacking of personal voice mails. few of the current staff were at the paper when these events are alleged to have taken place but all have lost their jobs. >> it's a terrific shame that it's come to this. and as i said to the staff this morning, you know, it's -- nobody wants it to be. >> reporter: mr. murdoch walked out of his london home with rebekah brooks, head of news corp.'s british newspaper. together they face a tempest of criticism and complaint which could jeopardize mr. murdoch's planned $19 billion takeover of britain's largest satellite broadcaster bskyb.
heard around the world. rupert murdoch's wife, of course, fending off that attacker. tonight, there's a facebook fan page. and as our bianna golodryga reports tonight, husbands all over are asking, honey, would you to that for me? >> reporter: who needs a body guard when your wife can do this? the shaving cream pie rocketing straight for billionaire rupert murdoch's head. his wife to the rescsc. the right hook seen around the world. chef was even faster than the police officer. you can see him running in on your right. jimmy kimmel with a different angle. the wife beating everyone, from the queen to spongebob to the ham-burglar. laughing aside, don't mess with her. 38 years his junior, his third wife is a former volleyball champ. >> look at that. just throws the guy. >> reporter: and today, across america, the inevitable would your wife do the same? >> she would take a pie for me and not murdoch, i'm good with that. >> i think she should protect me. you know? >> reporter: are you offended? >> a little bit. >> reporter: if this was a kid or a pair of nice shoes, what do you think? >>
, before this week, wendi deng was known as the wife of billionaire rupert murdoch. that was before the smack heard round the world. >> she's quick, man. >> she used to play volleyball, we can tell. >> she spiked that dude. now she is a global sensation for taking a swing at her husband's would-be attacker. is it something every spouse would do? with the answer here is abc's bianna golodryga. >> reporter: who needs a bodyguard when your wife can do this? the shaving cream pie rocketing straight for billionaire rupert murdoch's head. his wife to the rescue. the right hook seen around the world. she was even faster than the police officer. you can see him running in on your right. jimmy kimmel with a different angle. the wife beating everyone, from the queen to spongebob, to the hamburglar. laughing aside, don't mess with her. 38 years his junior, rupert murdoch's third wife is a former volleyball champ. even late night imagining what else she's capable of. and today across america, the inevitable question. would your wife do the same? >> she would take a pie for me and not rupert mur
that rupert murdoch will be called to testify about news of the world phone hacking scandal. that news of the world phone hacking scandal that we've been reporting recently. reuters saying that. we'll continue to watch the details on that. we'll have the very latest at the half-hour. again, rupert murdoch being called to testify according to reuters. >>> a clinic run by congresswoman michele bachmann and her husband is coming under fire for claims they can pray away the gay. >>> plus it almost happened again. a baseball fan nearly falling from the stands while trying to catch a home run ball. >>> first, a look at how wall street is doing right now. up 20 points this after we saw them jutting over the last couple of days. we'll watch that as there are some concerns about contagion don't worry, lucky, these wheat thins crunch stix will save us. [ crunch ] uh-huh [ male announcer ] wheat thins crunch stix. try our new flavors. a network of possibilities. in here, the planned combination of at&t and t-mobile would deliver our next generation mobile broadband experience to 55 million more a
party leaders take a stand against rupert murdoch. now he is dropping plans to buy the country's biggest satellite tv company. >>> a bliserring heat wave moves south. 11 states are under heat advisories. now some crops are in danger. >>> plus, are men finding jobs faster in this economy than women? that's what a new study suggests. >>> and finally, casey anthony jury was split down the middle before selttling on a verdict. >> what convinced you and the five others to switch your votes to not guilty? >> i think everyone will tell you the same thing. rk faster anr so you can get back to playing "angry birds." it lets you access business forms on the go, fire off e-mails with the qwerty keypad, and work securely around the world so you can get back to playing "angry birds." it's the android-powered phone that mixes business with pleasure. so let's get our work done, america, so we can all get back to playing "angry birds." the motorola expert from sprint. trouble hearing on the phone? visit sprintrelay.com. really? 25 grams of protein. what do we have? all four of us, together? 24. he's low
three military lawyers to represent him instead. >>> media moug angle rupert murdoch is back in the u.s. this morning after testifying about the phone-hacking scandal in london. the british prime minister then took murdoch's place. >> reporter: the british. they are so polite. except when it comes to politics. >> the reply that he sent -- >> reporter: that's david cameron, the british prime minister. >> you know -- aah -- >> reporter: facing 138 withering questions from the opposition. >> he just doesn't get it. >> reporter: no american president gets subjected to a verbal pounding like this. >> he should apologize for the catastrophic error of judgment he made. >> reporter: the issue is cameron too close to rupert murdoch and his now-tainted company? >> it shows my staff behaved entirely properly. [ jeering ] >> reporter: they call this a debate. but to the speaker of the house, it is, well, childish. >> calm themselves, keep on an even keel, it's better for their health and the house. >> reporter: this scandal may not seem like a big deal from afar but it's already left the prime mi
. obviously. >> it's finger pointing time and question time. day after parliament grills rupert murdoch, it's david cameron himself. no break in this london fog. give the prime minister a hurrah. i'm chuck todd. the big, brand new nbc "wall street journal" poll, and the revived gang of six which the white house is seizing on to give new life to the president's push for a big deficit reduction deal. the bipartisan group's proposal is still in outline form. they would reduce the deficit by 3.7 trillion over the next decade, cutting discretionary spending, defense spending, overhauling entitlement programs, rewriting the tax code by lowering rates, getting rid of deductions that overall would generate a trillion dollars in those deficit cuts. the plan got an enthusiastic reception from the white house and senate rank and file. watch. >> we now have a bipartisan group of senators who agree with that balanced approach. we have got the american people who agree with that balanced approach. >> 49 senators came to the room, and you know what, there were no fist fights, there were no -- there was no
. does their business claim to have a cure for homosexuality? calling rupert murdoch, the media magnate and his son have been called before parliament to explain the phone-tapping scandal that could bring them down. >>> i'm thomas roberts. we get to president obama preparing for another round of debt talks with congressional leaders as the clock continues to tick. speaker boehner reenforced his party's message and put pressure on the president this morning. take a listen. >> this debt limit increase is his problem. i think it's time for him to lead by putting his plan on the table, something the congress can pass. >> nbc's kristen welker is live at the white house for us this morning. the president is going to be back at it again today. you heard the speaker there. how have things developed in the 24 hours since yesterday's news conference? >> certainly some of the sharpest rhetoric we heard from speaker boehner to date just a few days ago law makers talking about the importance of bipartisanship. today speaker boehner saying the president really needs to put his plan forward. the rheto
of rupert murdoch and his son james. both denied any knowledge of the phone hacking scandal and dodged questions about megapayments to victims on the receiving end. >> mr. murdoch do you accept that ultimately you are responsible for this whole fiasco? >> no. >> first of all, i would like to say as well just how sorry i am. >> my big question today, will one of the murdochs take the fall for the phone hacking scandal? of course you can reach me on facebook and twitter. to answer that question, let's bring in a reporter for "the washington post" style section. it's good to see you today, paul. what do you think? do you think that we're going to see either rupert or james take the fall? >> at this point barring any other revelations that's a big if i don't think so. the murdoch family controls about 40% of news corp. it has the board pretty much in its pocket. unlikely that they will be forced to resign as a result of this. in the absence of anything else happening. >> his board of directors whose responsibility has been to shareholders has been rather meek and silence on this scandal. n
this morning that we're going to get to as well as rupert murdoch and his media empire. what's going on with that. >> this is extending, by the way, to "the times" of london? >> yes, the big story. >> the other players, this is earth shattering. i thought the big thing -- i thought it was about one tabloid. whew. this is so serious. >>> ahead this morning, we're going to bring in the ranking member of the budget committee, congressman chris van hollen. and oil tycoon t. boone pickens will be here. eugene robinson. >> by the way, on that story, i mean, they're not tapping the phones of the british prime minister, but they're -- they're trying to get his records -- >> may be an institution that has rot on the the core. it is a big problem. >> medical records. >> bank accounts. >> after the break, politicos, top stories of the morning. but first, bill karins with a check on the forecast. bill? >>> well, mikka, beautiful weather out there if you love heat and humidity. this is summertime at its greatest or at its worst depending on how you look at it. conditions in the east coast. it wil
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